The Jemaa el-Fna square is one of the most exciting places that I have ever visited.
It is the heart of Marrakesh’s medina and one of Africa’s most famous square. (In order to get know more about this city, I do recommend reading the previous article). The square was elected, by UNESCO, as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2008.
I have to start by saying that everything stated here falls very short if the reader’s intent is to have a clear grip on what this place is – the commercial and activity hub of Marrakesh. The Portuguese author Miguel Sousa Tavares affirms in the book “Sul” that “every single one of the city’s gates” should state “Marrakesh: live slow and leave fast”. “Because Marrakesh is an ambush”. (more…)